The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 270 275 192
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -83
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 389 352 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.69% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.74% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 180 316
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £336 £318
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 35
Average hourly rate £24.50 £26.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.50 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.15 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +27.90%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 366 £325 -7.14% 163
London -20 150 £350 - 80
South East 0 65 £310 -8.14% 32
South West +10 51 £344 +37.50% 9
City of London +32 41 £328 -12.66% 27
Hampshire +13 36 £313 -6.71% 6
East of England -20 36 £369 +11.74% 14
Yorkshire +9 26 £348 -0.71% 11
Cambridgeshire +3 25 £388 +6.16% 9
Cambridge +3 22 £400 +9.58% 8
West Midlands +1 18 £295 -12.59% 5
Scotland -14 14 £369 +13.46% 5
Gloucestershire -9 12 £390 - 1
Edinburgh -9 12 £400 - 4
East Midlands +9 11 £350 - 3
North West -5 10 £300 -5.51% 11
Bristol - 10 £320 - 2
Sheffield +11 9 £299 -0.41% 4
South Yorkshire +6 9 £299 +5.75% 4
West Yorkshire -1 9 £308 -23.17% 3
Gloucester - 9 £390 -
Birmingham +6 8 £320 -8.57% 1
Surrey -11 8 £250 -31.03% 8
Farnborough -1 7 £325 -2.98% 1
Havant - 7 £310 - 3
North Yorkshire +3 6 £406 - 4
Oxfordshire -4 5 £425 +61.90% 2
Hertfordshire -10 5 £213 -43.33% 7
Kent -1 4 - -
Manchester -1 4 £320 +0.78% 3

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 368 (50.90%) Linux
2 269 (37.21%) Windows
3 206 (28.49%) VMware
4 197 (27.25%) Red Hat
5 191 (26.42%) UNIX
6 166 (22.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 142 (19.64%) Active Directory
8 134 (18.53%) DNS
9 126 (17.43%) Microsoft
9 126 (17.43%) Perl
10 111 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 107 (14.80%) SQL
11 107 (14.80%) ITIL
11 107 (14.80%) HP
12 106 (14.66%) SAN
13 96 (13.28%) Apache
14 93 (12.86%) Finance
15 89 (12.31%) Bash Shell
16 88 (12.17%) Puppet
16 88 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 87 (12.03%) Oracle
18 86 (11.89%) Solaris
19 79 (10.93%) MySQL
20 76 (10.51%) Shell Script
21 74 (10.24%) MS Exchange
22 71 (9.82%) Citrix
23 70 (9.68%) TCP/IP
24 69 (9.54%) Java
24 69 (9.54%) Windows Server 2003
25 68 (9.41%) Firewall

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 96 (13.28%) Apache
2 74 (10.24%) MS Exchange
3 50 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (6.36%) Tomcat
5 41 (5.67%) IIS
6 37 (5.12%) WebLogic
7 36 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (3.32%) SharePoint
10 22 (3.04%) WebSphere
11 18 (2.49%) nginx
12 13 (1.80%) CMS
13 12 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (1.66%) Confluence
14 10 (1.38%) Drupal
15 9 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (0.97%) MediaWiki
16 7 (0.97%) Magnolia
16 7 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.32%) MS Office
3 9 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (0.97%) Agresso
2 6 (0.83%) JDE OneWorld
3 5 (0.69%) ResourceLink
3 5 (0.69%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.28%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.52%) Taleo
2 8 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.11%) SaaS
2 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.83%) Office 365
3 6 (0.83%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (0.41%) Joyent
4 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 134 (18.53%) DNS
2 106 (14.66%) SAN
3 70 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 68 (9.41%) Firewall
4 68 (9.41%) DHCP
5 61 (8.44%) LDAP
6 38 (5.26%) Internet
7 35 (4.84%) HTTP
8 29 (4.01%) SSL
9 28 (3.87%) LAN
10 27 (3.73%) SMTP
10 27 (3.73%) NAS
11 26 (3.60%) WAN
11 26 (3.60%) VPN
12 23 (3.18%) SSH
13 15 (2.07%) iSCSI
14 14 (1.94%) FTP
14 14 (1.94%) VLAN
15 11 (1.52%) Network Security
15 11 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.93%) MySQL
2 44 (6.09%) SQL Server
3 27 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.18%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.52%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.38%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.97%) Jackrabbit
10 7 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.55%) MS Access
13 4 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 4 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (5.67%) Subversion
2 36 (4.98%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.56%) Jenkins
4 25 (3.46%) JIRA
5 20 (2.77%) Hudson
6 7 (0.97%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.55%) Maven
8 3 (0.41%) Ant
9 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.28%) MSI
9 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.14%) Gradle
10 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.14%) Trac
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.14%) Selenium
10 1 (0.14%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.14%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 93 (12.86%) Finance
2 50 (6.92%) Banking
3 24 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.11%) Retail
5 8 (1.11%) Marketing
6 6 (0.83%) Electronics
7 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.69%) Publishing
7 5 (0.69%) Law
7 5 (0.69%) Legal
8 4 (0.55%) Games
9 3 (0.41%) Back Office
9 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.28%) Automotive
10 2 (0.28%) Advertising
10 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.39%) LAMP
2 28 (3.87%) XML
3 17 (2.35%) Web Services
4 14 (1.94%) Middleware
5 12 (1.66%) JSON
6 11 (1.52%) .NET
7 10 (1.38%) CSS
8 9 (1.24%) jQuery
8 9 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (1.11%) Ajax
10 7 (0.97%) RESTful
11 6 (0.83%) HTML
11 6 (0.83%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.83%) Symfony
11 6 (0.83%) CakePHP
12 5 (0.69%) Application Packaging
12 5 (0.69%) Django
13 4 (0.55%) SOAP
14 3 (0.41%) Regular Expression
14 3 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.50%) Clustering
2 35 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.49%) Blackberry
4 17 (2.35%) Open Source
5 13 (1.80%) Oracle Exalogic
6 11 (1.52%) AS400
6 11 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.24%) NHS
7 9 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (0.97%) Wiki
10 6 (0.83%) PKI
11 5 (0.69%) Replication
11 5 (0.69%) GIS
12 4 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.55%) iPhone
13 3 (0.41%) New Media
13 3 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 368 (50.90%) Linux
2 269 (37.21%) Windows
3 191 (26.42%) UNIX
4 166 (22.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 111 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (11.89%) Solaris
7 69 (9.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (8.85%) Ubuntu
9 53 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (6.50%) Debian
11 45 (6.22%) Windows 7
12 41 (5.67%) CentOS
13 29 (4.01%) SUSE
14 27 (3.73%) AIX
14 27 (3.73%) Windows XP
15 21 (2.90%) HPUX
16 12 (1.66%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.55%) zOS
17 4 (0.55%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (14.80%) ITIL
2 52 (7.19%) DevOps
3 46 (6.36%) Migration
4 37 (5.12%) Load Balancing
5 31 (4.29%) Change Management
6 30 (4.15%) Configuration Management
7 25 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (3.46%) Performance Tuning
8 24 (3.32%) E-Commerce
9 23 (3.18%) Service Delivery
10 22 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (2.90%) ERP
12 20 (2.77%) Capacity Planning
13 17 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (2.07%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (1.94%) Release Management
16 13 (1.80%) Capacity Management
16 13 (1.80%) OO
17 12 (1.66%) Performance Management
18 11 (1.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (17.43%) Perl
2 107 (14.80%) SQL
3 89 (12.31%) Bash Shell
4 76 (10.51%) Shell Script
5 69 (9.54%) Java
6 60 (8.30%) Python
7 38 (5.26%) PHP
8 37 (5.12%) Ruby
9 33 (4.56%) Korn
10 24 (3.32%) PowerShell
11 22 (3.04%) JavaScript
12 14 (1.94%) C
13 12 (1.66%) VBScript
14 9 (1.24%) Bourne shell
15 7 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.97%) C++
16 6 (0.83%) VBA
16 6 (0.83%) VB
16 6 (0.83%) AWK
17 5 (0.69%) sed
Qualifications
1 51 (7.05%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.46%) Degree
5 18 (2.49%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.35%) MCITP
7 15 (2.07%) LPIC
8 14 (1.94%) MCSE
8 14 (1.94%) CCENT
9 13 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.66%) RHCE
10 12 (1.66%) CCNA
11 8 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.69%) MCSA
14 4 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.41%) OCP
16 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.84%) SLA
2 7 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.28%) QA
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 142 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 88 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.67%) vSphere
4 38 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 29 (4.01%) XenApp
6 28 (3.87%) VMware ESX
7 22 (3.04%) Squid
7 22 (3.04%) NFS
8 16 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.21%) qmail
9 15 (2.07%) KVM
10 14 (1.94%) Samba
10 14 (1.94%) XenServer
11 12 (1.66%) Postfix
12 11 (1.52%) Sendmail
12 11 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 11 (1.52%) Xen
13 9 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.97%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 88 (12.17%) Puppet
2 42 (5.81%) SCCM
3 39 (5.39%) Nagios
4 35 (4.84%) SCOM
5 28 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (3.60%) HP SIM
6 26 (3.60%) NetBackup
7 24 (3.32%) ZABBIX
8 16 (2.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 16 (2.21%) Zenoss
9 13 (1.80%) WSUS
10 12 (1.66%) Backup Exec
11 11 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
12 9 (1.24%) SAP Afaria
12 9 (1.24%) Tivoli
13 8 (1.11%) MOM
13 8 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (1.11%) YUM
14 7 (0.97%) HAProxy
14 7 (0.97%) Cacti
Vendors
1 206 (28.49%) VMware
2 197 (27.25%) Red Hat
3 126 (17.43%) Microsoft
4 107 (14.80%) HP
5 87 (12.03%) Oracle
6 71 (9.82%) Citrix
7 54 (7.47%) Cisco
8 45 (6.22%) IBM
9 37 (5.12%) EMC
10 31 (4.29%) Symantec
11 30 (4.15%) Juniper
12 26 (3.60%) Veritas
13 24 (3.32%) NetApp
14 21 (2.90%) Sun
14 21 (2.90%) Rackspace
15 18 (2.49%) Dell
15 18 (2.49%) F5
16 15 (2.07%) Northgate
16 15 (2.07%) JBoss
16 15 (2.07%) Business Objects
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Cambridgeshire
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